Hey there! Are you enjoying the beautiful spring weather?
We have had enormous amounts of rain! Enormous!
Rain rain go away…is what we’re singing!
Today I’m sharing ways to style your shelves.
I always think of contrasts when styling shelves…if the shelves are dark wood, I try to
place lighter items together to create a nice contrast. On the shelves above, I have
some wooden crates. I used herbs in French pots and some grain sacks to soften
the look with all the wood.
In the chippy blue cabinet above, I have simple pieces of ironstone in stacks and alone.
The crazing of the pieces shows up well against the white shelves, and contrasts
with the blue as well. Of course, fresh flowers always make a statement.
On the open kitchen shelving below, I put stacks of our white everyday
dishes paired with wooden cutting boards and green French canning jar.
I like how a pop of color adds a visual interest, along with pastel hydrangeas.
Sometimes, open shelving makes a great space to stack the same, or similar
items together. Like in the vintage cabinet below, I placed stacks of grainsacks,
hemp sheets, white and cream throws, and neutral pillows together. And again,
pops of color with the French demijohns.
And another example of grouped objects, is below…on this kitchen window
shelf. It’s a great way to display a small collection of ball jars, or a group of
bottles, white vases, bowls, or copper pots. It makes a pretty focal point
and lifts the eye to see all of the details!
And, if you’re wondering about the fabulous cleaner in the pretty auburn
bottle, it’s from Murchison Hume…and you’ll just adore the all natural products
with scents like fig and white grapefruit!
And sometimes, one item placed simply on a shelf makes the best statement.
Like above, with one French basket underneath the sink. Or, below, with a crate of
books or a white platter.
I didn’t realize how many shelving units we have in our home…but apparently
cabinets & shelves are a prominent feature here!
How about you? Do you have certain ways you style shelves?
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